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Facilitated communication found to be ineffective in patients in minimal conscious state

The technique known as “facilitated communication” in which a patient in a depressed state of consciousness supposedly directs the hand of a therapist who then types out the patient’s thoughts as been discredited by leading medical researchers.

Last November a Belgian man who was in a comatose type state for almost two decades following an automobile accident was thought to be able to communicate using this technique.

While researchers still believe based upon brain scans that the individual is not in a vegetative state  has some degree of conscious awareness, they now discredit reports that he can communicate.

You can read the full story by clicking here: Paralyzed Belgian patient can't talk after all .

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